Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher to retire in January

The head of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety is stepping down. 

In a press release, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced that Commissioner Marshall Fisher is retiring from state government to pursue other opportunities. Fisher’s retirement will become effective on January 31, 2020. 

In 2015, Governor Phil Bryant appointed Fisher as Commissioner of the MDOC and subsequently as Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety in 2017.

“I am deeply grateful to Gov. Phil Bryant for the support and confidence he displayed entrusting me to serve in various capacities of law enforcement and public safety for the state of Mississippi,” Fisher said. “This state has been extremely fortunate to benefit from his foresight and integrity. God has truly blessed me to have been fortunate enough to serve both in the military and law enforcement for more than four decades. “ 

Previously, Fisher held several positions with the Drug Enforcement Administration, including Section Chief and Special Agent in Charge for Mississippi from 1983 to 2005. After leaving the DEA, he was appointed director of the MBN by then-Governor Haley Barbour.